If you’re facing federal drug charges in Columbus or other types of charges on a federal level, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some basic legal concepts. As your criminal defense attorney can explain to you, the federal rules of evidence establish what evidence is admissible and inadmissible in court. For example, for a case involving federal drug charges, the court will determine whether the evidence is relevant. Even if evidence is relevant, the court may declare certain evidence inadmissible if it may pose a threat of unfair prejudice or misleading the jury.
You can hear more about the rules of evidence by watching this video. This expert discusses varying thresholds of evidence that must be met in civil and criminal cases. For example, in a criminal case, the prosecution must provide clear and convincing evidence. Your criminal defense attorney can help you understand these legal standards in the context of your pending case.